Panchkuti Dal, Panchratan Dal, Dal Made with 5 Pulses
by Tarla Dalal
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As the name suggests, Panchkuti Dal is a delightful combination of five pulses. If you have remembered to soak the dals earlier, then this recipe can be prepared effortlessly as it uses only common spices and straight-forward methods.
It is the combination of pulses that makes this dal so special and even without a subzi it can be enjoyed with plain roti and rice for a satisfying meal.
- Wash all the dals and soak them in enough water in a bowl for 1 hour. Drain.
- Combine the soaked dals with 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the cinnamon, garlic, ginger, red chillies and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the garam masala, coriander and green chillies, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add the cooked dal, salt and lemon juice, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve hot.
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